||5 ft 10.5 in
|Date of Birth
|Place of Birth
||Yongzhou, Hunan, China
Liu Wen is a Chinese fashion model. She is the first model of Chinese descent to walk the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In 2010, she became a face of Estee Lauder alongside Constance Jablonski and Joan Smalls.
Liu started her modeling career in 2005 when she entered the New Silk Road World Model Contest, a contest previously won by international covergirl Du Juan. Although she did not win the competition, Liu soon began working fulltime as a model, becoming a national success story when she landed the cover of Chinese FHM. She has accepted modeling work with Chinese fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. In September 2007, Liu caught the attention of the international fashion industry when she shot a Cosmopolitan editorial in clothes designed by Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor and Rolf and would later walk for each of those firms. She was invited to Paris in 2008, and signed with the Marilyn Agency. In February 2007 she appeared in four fashion-related articles for Chinese Vogue. She debuted on international runways in the same month, closing the fall Trussardi show in Milan. In 2007 she walked for Shiatzy Chen, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Hermes.
In the Spring 2009 season she appeared in seven major shows, including DKNY Jeans, The GAP, Barneys New York, Benetton, Alexander Wang, Converse, and cKone. She has also appeared in campaigns for Bergdorf Goodman, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bones, Dolce & Gabbana, Lane Crawford, Marni, Diesel, Gap and Vivienne Tam. She has been featured as the only female in major Vogue editorials for Vogue Germany, Vogue Espana, Vogue China, Vogue Italia, British Vogue and American Vogue. She has also been featured in editorials for Numero GQ, V Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Pop Magazine, and W Magazine. She has also appeared in fashion articles for Chinese Elle, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, i-D (as well as a cover), Interview, Numero (as well as a cover), V magazine, W, and the Italian, American, Chinese, British, Portuguese, German, French, Spanish, and Teen editions of Vogue.
In 2009, Liu became the first woman of Chinese descent to walk in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Wen also participated in the 2010 show. Liu said that she was somewhat surprised to be chosen because most Victoria's Secret models "have big boobs."